The old forums didn’t allow users to delete their own posts, and I believe there valid are reasons for this behaviour. Take for example the abusive new user, who decides to mess with the community by creating a new post, waiting for 3-4 users to see it, then delete it. Then repeat this over and over. It would turn the community into a shambles.
The Flag option can be improved. Currently the text is “This post requires staff attention for another reason not listed above.”.
Perhaps this can be improved up with something like:
"This post requires staff attention for another reason not listed above, such as flagging the topic for deletion. "
We’ve been online for less than a week, and like all communities, there will be an adjustment period. Before we paint all Silicon Valley apps as being ton deaf, let’s keep our progress positive and work together to improve on what we have.